The Best Way to Clean Your Roof Shingles

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The seasonal weather in Edwards, CO can expose your roof to quite a lot! Over the years, your shingles can collect dirt and debris. All that grime affects not just the appearance of your roof, but your entire home. In this article, we’ll go through a few steps that you can take to get your shingles clean, and your home looking brand new. 

Summer Roof Maintenance

Trees can leave leaves and broken twigs on your rooftop.


Lush forestry can add beauty to a property. Unfortunately, broken twigs and fallen leaves can leave your home looking decrepit and messy. Large debris could also cause damage, especially if it’s hitting your roof at high speeds caused by winds. All that debris could fill your gutters, causing unnecessary water retention, which can cause leaks. It’s important, especially during the fall season, to make sure your roof is clear of debris. You can pick off debris by hand, but you could also use a soft broom or leaf blower.


It’s common for older roofs to develop dark stains over time — especially in humid or rainy climates. These stains are actually caused by algae, or “roof mold.” you can remove these stains with a number of cleaning products. Some hardware stores have products specifically designed to get rid of roof mold.

Don’t Pressure Wash

You’ve probably seen a commercial or two about pressure washers and their amazing capabilities. While they are great to have around for most tasks, it’s not a good idea to use one on your roof. Pressure washers can loosen the granules on your shingles, which are needed to protect them from the sun’s harmful UV rays. High-power washers may even loosen your shingles. 

These tips are great for DIY cleaning. But for the best results, you’ll want to call Horn Brothers Roofing. We can provide you with a thorough and safe roof maintenance experience. Contact our team today for more information.

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